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Equating State Violence with the Resistance it engenders is wrong

My critique of State Violence against citizens since Independence, including those who oppose the government has understandably enraged opinion on both sides of our ethno-political divide. The two opinions have one thing in common—they both contend that the state under their party’s watch was reacting to violence perpetrated against the State. That line is not new; these proponents may not ...

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“The cost of the fist is too high and this must stop”- PPP on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women continues to be a major cause of human rights violations against women in Guyana and around the world. During the past decades, several initiatives were taken by government and non-government organizations and individuals to reduce and/or eliminate this scourge from our society. Yet, it seems that there has been an increase in domestic violence incidence due to ...

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Op-Ed: U.S. Embassy Recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway The world community joins us today, November 25th, in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).  It is a time to renew our commitment to end this scourge and to stand in solidarity with women and girls who have been victimized.  Millions of people across the world are rallying ...

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World Must End Violence against Women- UNFPA

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women One in three women worldwidehas experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help. Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, ...

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Statement for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Wednesday 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.  The 2015 commemoration is themed “Orange the World:  End Violence against Women and Girls”.   In her Statement , the UN Women Executive Director emphasises that violence against women and girls is not acceptable or inevitable, and ...

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A “NO” Excitement Budget – Initial Assessment

by Dr. Peter Ramsaroop The first failure of APNU Jordan’s formulation ofthe 2015 budget was the title “A Fresh Approach”.  His reading of the 2015 budget demonstrated border line incompetence as an Economist.  His title should have read “Building on Economic Success”.  Financial Data numbers at the transition distinctly demonstrated the need to build on the platforms that APNU inherited ...

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The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill No. 1 of 2015 cannot be lawfully passed by a simple majority- Anil Nandlall

This Bill seeks to amend the Third Schedule of Article 222A of the Constitution by adding certain entities to the said Schedule. There are many complex implications which arise from this, ex facie, innocuous amendment. However, in this missive, I will only address the unconstitutionality of its impending passage in the National Assembly scheduled for the 9th July, 2015. It ...

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Can the PPP be saved?

by Ralph Ramkarran (reproduced from www.conversationtree.gy ) The end of the Jagan leadership of the PPP terminated the era of real, as opposed to formal, internal democracy. Its structure and leadership model, third world and Leninist influenced, lent itself to authoritarian methods. But the Jagans ensured full discussions and neither dictated conclusions. Both changed their views from time to time ...

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